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It seems like an eventful day at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala! Here’s a summary of the key moments from Test Match Day 1 of the 5th Test between India and England:

  • Toss: England won the toss and elected to bat first.
  • Debut: Devdutt Padikkal made his Test debut for India.
  • Records: Yashasvi Jaiswal surpassed Virat Kohli’s record for the most runs in a Test series against England by an Indian.
  • Wickets: India bowled out England for 218 runs.
  • Centuries: There were no centuries in England’s innings, with Zak Crawley being the top scorer with 79 runs.
  • Bowling: Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav were the standout bowlers for India, with Ashwin taking three wickets and Kuldeep taking four wickets.
  • England’s Bowling: England’s bowlers struggled to contain India’s opening pair, with India reaching 70/0 by the end of Day 1, trailing England by 148 runs.
  • Partnership: Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma put on an unbeaten partnership of 70 runs for the first wicket for India.

Overall, it was a day dominated by India, especially their bowlers who managed to restrict England to a modest total and their openers who started well in response.

Picture Courtesy: AFP

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